Methodology and indicator calculation method for sustainable urban mobility

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Tool type

Guidance document / Manual Indicator set Method / Approach

Application area

  • Data gathering
  • Analysis, scenarios and measure selection
  • Appraisal and assessment
  • Evaluation and monitoring

Target Audience

  • Small cities
  • Medium-sized cities
  • Large cities
  • Metropolitan regions
  • Other


This report, produced by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) as part of its Sustainable Mobility Project 2.0, sets out the results of a piece of work to develop a comprehensive set of sustainable mobility indicators for cities.

It is based on a collaboration with six pilot cities:  Bangkok (Thailand), Campinas (Brazil), Chengdu (China), Hamburg (Germany), Indore (India) and Lisbon (Portugal).

The indicators are described with SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-based) methodologies that will allow cities to perform a standardised evaluation of their mobility system.

They will also allow them to understand the evolution of the system over time, and measure the improvements resulting from the implementation of new mobility practices or policies. 

If repeated over time this exercise will reveal the measures impacting the most efficiently on specific indicators and thus allow other cities to select the best measures in the context of a targeted action.


World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

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